The Hall of Fame Art Gallery

The Hall of Fame Art Gallery, situated within Bliss Hall 107 on the historic Bronx Community College campus, has proudly served for over 40 years. Overseen by faculty leadership, its day-to-day operations are managed by a team of student interns on a rotating basis.

The Hall of Fame Art Gallery is committed to showcasing diverse and innovative works of art while providing a platform for engaging with contemporary social and cultural dialogues. Through exhibitions and events, the gallery aims to inspire and foster creativity in the Bronx community and beyond.

The gallery is funded in part by the Art & Music Department of Bronx Community College, the BCC Art & Music Consortium, and BCC, Inc.

Accretion: An exhibition of Faculty Work, 2007-2023
December 14, 2023 – February 14, 2024

The term “accretion” is often applied in the natural sciences of biology, geology, and astronomy, but in its most general sense, the word denotes growth from a gradual, additive process. The artistic accretions of BCC’s own highly accomplished Art and Music Department faculty will be on display in the Hall of Fame Gallery in an exhibition running from December 14, 2023 to February 14, 2024. Multimedia sculptural works and musical compositions completed over several years will be showcased, as will drawings, paintings, mosaics, photographs, and writings inspired by the growth of the natural and constructed environment.

Artists included:

Lisa Amowitz, Dan Ault, Stephanie Beck, Frank Blanchard, Roni Ben-Nun, Patricia Cazorla, Renée Cometa Briggs, Alison Collins, Yeny Ferreras Raposo, Claudia Jacques, Noelle King, Deborah Lewittes, Mary Jo Mazzella Ben-Nun, Gerard McCarthy, Diana Naccarato, Christian Santiago, Gwyneth Scally, Aaron Porter, Florence Tanaka-Kuwashima, Anne Vuagniaux.

Framing the Female Gaze: Women Artists and the New Historicism.

In collaboration with Lehman College Art Gallery, the Hall of Fame Art Gallery will present an exhibition of two contemporary Latinoamerican artists, Cecilia Paredes and Lara Alcántara Lansberg, whose work focuses on performance and self-portrait photography, respectively.

For more information about the exhibition at Lehman College Art Gallery, please visit www.lehmangallery.org

Cecilia Paredes is a Peruvian-born multimedia artist who lives in Philadelphia. Her work includes performance, installation, as well as constructed and drawn objects. She is interested in themes such as migration and the relationship between man and nature.

Solo exhibitions of Paredes’s work have been held at Contemporary Art Center CondeDuque, Madrid, Spain; University of Navarra, Spain; Museum of Latin American Women MOLAA, Los Angeles, California; Tabacalera Art Center Madrid, Spain; MMOMA Moscow; North American Cultural Center, Lima; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Costa Rica; Space Museum, Samara, Russia; World Bank, Washington DC; IILA Institute, Rome; Contemporary Art Museum, Panama; Universidad de Salamanca, Spain; Art Yard Project, Frenchtown, New Jersey; and the Museum of Modern Art in Guatemala, among others.

She has received many awards including the Juan Castilla Prize, Madrid, Spain, 2022; First Prize Iberoamericana Biennial, Spain, 2022; Image for the 2022 La Quinzaine Cinema Cannes Festival, France; Excellency Prize, Pyogang Photo Festival, China; National Engraving Award Lima, Peru; and the Francisco Amighetti Award, Costa Rica, among others.

Lara Alcántara Lansberg has dedicated herself to creating authentic images that tell stories, with a focus on conceptual fine art. Alcántara’s photography explores the innermost essence of life from malady to absurdity, from the unrequited to secret explorations of one’s desire –– good or bad. Her staged photography has elements of snapshot aesthetic; however, the placement and condition of every item is combined with her persona to underscore a given theme.

Alcántara has an MFA from Bard College/ICP and a BA from NYU. She has worked with photographers like Stephen Shore and Andres Serrano and was an assistant photo director at Condé Nast Publications in Times Square. She has exhibited her work internationally. Alcántara currently resides in Brooklyn and is a mother of two. She teaches a Master Class guiding her students to unblock creativity within the frame of photography and coaching.

Gallery Staff

Patricia Cazorla, Gallery Director

Patricia Cazorla, Gallery Director
Patricia Cazorla is a Latinx queer Venezuelan/American visual artist with an extensive career in the arts. She has worked with performance, video, sound, installation, traditional forms of painting, digital painting, drawing, and printmaking, with a recent focus on public art. She has an MFA from Lehman College, a BA in Visual Arts from SUNY/Empire State College, a Drawing and Painting Certificate from The Art Students League of New York, an Interactive Media Certificate from Pratt Institute, and a BA from Cristobal Rojas School of Visual Arts, Caracas, Venezuela. In 2003, Patricia founded Galeria Galou in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, an artist-run space and platform to promote emerging local and international artists. She has curated over fifty exhibitions and participated in art fairs for over nine years. www.CazorlaandSaleme.com

Meena Mangroo

Meena Mangroo, Gallery Intern

Meena Magroo, Gallery Intern
Meena Mangroo was born and raised in Guyana, South America, and recently moved to New York. She is a self-taught graphic designer with four years of professional experience. Meena is a second-year student at BCC pursuing her degree in Digital Design. She has always considered herself a creative, tech-savvy person. She enjoys doing anything creative and firmly believes that education is the key to success.

Hall of Fame Art Gallery Archive

March 17 – May 8, 2023

Unsung Heroines, An Exhibition of works by Rose DeSiano

Unsung Heroines, Virtual Monuments Series. An Exhibition of Works by Rose DeSiano

 

 

UNSUNG HEROINES: VIRTUAL MONUMENTS SERIES
An Exhibition of Works by Rose DeSiano

In honor of Women’s Heritage Month, the Hall of Fame Gallery at Bronx Community College is pleased to present the work of artist Rose DeSiano.

Recognizing the need for many unsung heroines to be honored, DeSiano developed an interactive web interface that invites viewers to create monuments dedicated to their own unsung heroines. Working with public submissions, she creates 3D renderings incorporating uploaded portraits. These monument renderings are then inserted into 3D photogrammetry maps, in locations of the submitter’s choice, creating final photographic documentation of these virtual monuments to real heroines. Included in this exhibition of photographic prints are reflective artworks that allow the viewer to place themselves into their own monument. Reflections, selfies, and snapshots create an interactive, immersive conversation about monuments that are designed to celebrate a community, rather than simply honoring a select few.

 

The Fall 2023 Digital Design and Studio Art Student Exhibition
Hall of Fame Art Gallery Online

March 17 – May 8, 2023

Unsung Heroines, An Exhibition of works by Rose DeSiano

Unsung Heroines, Virtual Monuments Series. An Exhibition of Works by Rose DeSiano

 

 

UNSUNG HEROINES: VIRTUAL MONUMENTS SERIES
An Exhibition of Works by Rose DeSiano

In honor of Women’s Heritage Month, the Hall of Fame Gallery at Bronx Community College is pleased to present the work of artist Rose DeSiano.

Recognizing the need for many unsung heroines to be honored, DeSiano developed an interactive web interface that invites viewers to create monuments dedicated to their own unsung heroines. Working with public submissions, she creates 3D renderings incorporating uploaded portraits. These monument renderings are then inserted into 3D photogrammetry maps, in locations of the submitter’s choice, creating final photographic documentation of these virtual monuments to real heroines. Included in this exhibition of photographic prints are reflective artworks that allow the viewer to place themselves into their own monument. Reflections, selfies, and snapshots create an interactive, immersive conversation about monuments that are designed to celebrate a community, rather than simply honoring a select few.

 

The Fall 2023 Digital Design and Studio Art Student Exhibition
Hall of Fame Art Gallery Online

October through November 2022

On display at: Roscoe Brown Hall Rm. RBSC 211

Caution: Collage and Papel Picado Ahead
An Exhibition of Works by Blanka Amezkua

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hall of Fame Gallery at Bronx Community College is pleased to present the exhibition, Caution: Collage and Papel Picado Ahead, featuring works by Bronx-based artist, Blanka Amezkua. For this exhibition, Blanka will present vibrant and colorful compositions of collage and cut paper inspired by the traditional Mexican art of papel picado.


The Hall of Fame Gallery presents

The Spring 2022
Digital Design and Art Studio
Art Student Show

May/June 2022
Spring 2022 Student Exhibition*

The Hall of Fame Gallery cordially invites you to the Spring 2022 Student Exhibition online. Celebrate the hard work, talent, and creativity of BCC’s Digital and Studio Art students.

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*Precise links for these online exhibitions are TBA and will be sent out via BCC Broadcast once exhibition material is posted to our gallery website.

RUTH BASS

PORTRAITS OF WOMEN, 1974–2001

Roscoe Brown Student Center 211

March 7 – April 28

In honor of Women’s History Month, Bronx Community College and The Hall of Fame Art Gallery are pleased to present Ruth Bass: Portraits of Women, 1974–2001. A faculty member at BCC from 1965 to 2020, Ruth Gilbert Bass (1938–2021) was not only a valued educator, but also a curator, critic, and artist. The eighteen works on display span four decades, allowing viewers to appreciate not only the variety of sitters Bass portrayed throughout the years, but also to follow her stylistic development over time.

February-April 2022
Works by Michael Paul Britto*

Michael Paul Britto’s interdisciplinary practice spans a broad scope of mediums from videos to digital photography, sculpture, collage, and performance. He has a BA from City College, NY. His past residencies include The New Museum, Smack Mellon, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, and LMCC. He has exhibited at El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum of Harlem, and The Kitchen in (NY) as well as internationally at The Zacheta National Gallery (Warsaw), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). Britto has been written about in the New York Times, Art In America, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is also a teaching artist and the co-founder of the “Young Men Of Color” film/video training program at Downtown Community Television in New York City. [from michaelpaulbritto.com]

June 2021
Spring 2021 Student Show

The Hall of Fame Gallery invites you to the Spring 2021 Student Show online. Celebrate the hard work, talent, and creativity of BCC’s Digital Design and Studio Art students.

March-April 2021
Works by Jessica Lagunas 

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Hall of Fame Art Gallery will feature an online exhibition of works by New York-based Latinx artist Jessica Lagunas. Most of Lagunas’ work deals with the condition of women in contemporary society. Using a minimum of elements, she works with unconventional materials—makeup, hair, perfume—to approach projects that question women’s relationships with others and with themselves. She uses a variety of media, such as video-performance, installation, drawing, prints, artist books, embroidery, and weaving. From http://www.jessicalagunas.com/

Fall 2020

November 2020 – Solitary Confinement: An Online Exhibition by Artist and Writer Beldan Sezen

Beldan Sezen is an artist and writer who roots her practice in image perception and the collective experience of (reading) spaces. Her practice takes a bold compassionate stand while being unafraid to challenge us in regard to gun violence, health care, current threads of social unrest and jingoism. Taking the form of graphic novels, artist’s books, drawing, essays and installations, her work is combined with a raw outspokenness and minimalistic style that sensitively adds a voice to the unspoken. [from beldansezen.com]

December 2020 – Fall 2020 Student Exhibition

Spring 2020

  • Black History Month: a selection of works from the collection of Marlene Grant
    February 19 – March 19, reception on February 20, 2–4 pm.
  • Women’s History Month: Mixed Media Work by Lina Puerta
    Online Exhibition.
  • Spring 2020 Digital Arts Student Exhibition extended through October.

Fall 2019

  • Diversity in Public Art, September 21 – October 28,
    Reception on October 21, 12–2 pm.
  • Digital Arts Alumni Show, in celebration of CUNY Month
    November 6 – 22, reception on November 15, 12–2 pm.
  • Fall 2019 Digital Arts Student Exhibition
    December 3 – 13, reception on December 9, 12–2 pm.

 

Emelie Nieves, Gallery Intern

Emelie Nieves, Gallery Intern
Emelie Nieves is a Digital Design student with over a decade of art experience. She loves expressing herself through a variety of media, whether in a sketch, collage, motion graphics, or even through the musical side of the arts. Emelie has had a passion for art from a young age and enjoys exploring the work of other artists as a means of inspiring her own artistic process.

Wilmer Galva, Gallery Intern

Wilmer Galva, Gallery Intern
Wilmer Galva is a second-year student at BCC pursuing a degree in Digital Design. He was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York seven years ago. He considers the Bronx his second home. Wilmer’s passion for art started when he was a child sketching cartoon characters he saw on TV. Now he works in all types of media. He enjoys taking on a challenge without fear of failure –– he firmly believes that we learn something new each time we fail, and ultimately improve ourselves as artists and people.

 

Contact Us

Gallery:
718-289-5100 Ex. 3538
halloffameartgallery@gmail.com

Gallery Director:
Prof. Patricia Cazorla
Bliss Hall, Room 306
718-289-5100 Ex.3706
Patricia.Sifuentes@bcc.cuny.edu

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